There’s a lot of talk on Twitter and right-wing media about Republicans being the “party of Lincoln” and the heroes of the Civil War. Yale professor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight explains why that’s ridiculous—

Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party by David W. Blight He would see the Republicans as the antithesis of everything he fought for. By David W. Blight Dr. Blight, a professor of history at Yale, is the author of “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” Opinion: NY Times; July 23, 2019 Lincoln Would Not Recognize…

Foner Funny – Prof Foner on Delaware – more random musing

༺ Dr. Foner’s accidental funny: ٠Delaware Couldn’t Secede٠ Version (Civil War and Reconstruction I) ༻
“So, here it’s really martial law, almost, which is holding, which is getting, making sure that Maryland stays in the Union. And of course, if Maryland stays in the Union, there’s not much chance of Delaware leaving, because Delaware is just a tiny, little place stuck over in the corner.”

“Is anybody here from Delaware?”

[Silence from class. No one is claiming Delaware.]

“I don’t mean to say anything bad about Delaware.”
[Silence solidifies.]

“I don’t really like Delaware much…”